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by dstudent dstudent (Member) Member

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Hello everyone,

I am a mother of three children, living in New Zealand studying part time at the Unitec here in Auckland. I am 31 years of age and found my first day at school a bit daunting and intimidating due to huge age difference in the class.

I thought that I should just get myself home back to the kids and the soaps and forget about going to school again after so many years.

But found the courage and persevered and what do you know a year later and I'm still hanging in there although now have decided to go part time for this semester to try and keep a balance within my family life.

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Hello ! and Welcome to the BB !

I'ts very nice to have you here !

Sometimes the age difference can be a plus:cool: Good Luck with your studies:)

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:roll WELCOME AND GOODLUCK!!!

Greeting from the Philippines!:rolleyes:

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22 Posts; 1,503 Profile Views

:roll WELCOME AND GOODLUCK!!!

Greetings from the Philippines!:rolleyes:

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Love-A-Nurse has 19 years experience and specializes in LTC, ER, ICU,.

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welcome to the board!

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jschut has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in A little bit of everything....

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Hello dstudent and welcome! Please don't worry about your age difference....I was at one point, then it just got to be we were all students, trying to learn the same thing!

Good Luck to you!

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Thanks to you all for boosting my confidence

Doreen

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Hi there... I too am an oldie (36) but don't you think it is an advantage to have life experience, it certainly helps with the psychosocial aspect of the studies.

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Ahhh. Don't let the age difference bother you. I'm 46 and finally made it to my senior year. Fortunately, I'm really not the oldest one in my class. My instructors tell me my "maturity" is a real asset in nursing.

You'll do great, and when you need a shoulder to cry on, just log on here. You'll be amazed at the support you get.

And welcome. :)

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Thanks for the support and encoragement

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